BBC: Milosevic Daughter Charged Over Shooting
- BBC News
Friday, 10 August, 2001, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
charged over shooting
Marija Milosevic was distraught at her father's arrest
The daughter of jailed former Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic has been charged
in connection with a shooting incident at her
father's arrest in April, the state news agency
Tanjug has reported.
Marija Milosevic allegedly fired several bullets
at a government official sent to negotiate her
Ms Milosevic, who was
not fully licensed for
the three guns found in
her possession, was
charged with public
illegal possession of
The former president is
awaiting trial in The
Hague on war crimes
Ms Milosevic could face
between one and eight years' imprisonment.
Local media reported that she had been
sighted in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica
and was planning to move to the Bosnian Serb
She is said to have suffered a nervous
breakdown after her father was removed from
power last October, shooting dead her
ex-lover's dog and breaking windows in her
And she told journalists that during Mr
Milosevic's arrest she had drunk a whole bottle
of cognac on an empty stomach before firing
The members of the former president's family
have been no strangers to controversy.
His wife, Mira Markovic, is rumoured to have
had a hand in some of the political
assassinations that blighted Yugoslavia
towards the end of his rule.
And son Marko is in hiding while his extensive
business dealings are investigated.